Thursday, June 07, 2007
One of my favorite Armenian cold cuts is Basterma. Unlike traditional American deli meats it is dry cured. It is spicy and delicious. I can remember many winters when my parents would make it from scratch. My brother and I would have to wait weeks before it was done. It is a long process. Now my parents and I purchase it from Middle Eastern or Russian stores. When I was younger I used to enjoy eating it by itself, but I would have to agree with my dad that it taste's better with some Lavash or Pita. Basterma is served as an Armenian appetizer platter along with hummus, olives, Lavash, feta, and red pepper dip.